Overture Center for the Arts

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The center is the result of the renovation and expansion of the Madison Civic Center by a partnership of the Overture Foundation and the City of Madison. Completely funded by the Foundation, the project incorporates new, renovated, and rehabbed performance venues as well as new galleries for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Spaces include a new 2,255-seat multipurpose theatre (Overture Hall), a renovated 1,000-seat multipurpose theatre (Capitol Theater), a renovated 350-seat thrust theatre (Playhouse), a new 200-seat children's theatre (Rotunda Stage), a new 200-seat flexible theatre (Promenade Hall), and gallery space.

Overture Center for the Arts
Credit: Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Credit: Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Credit: Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Owner

Overture Development Corporation

Architect

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects | Potter Lawson & Flad Architects | Rapp & Rapp (1928 architect)

Acoustician

Kirkegaard Associates

Users

Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Opera, Madison Ballet, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Kanopy Dance, touring productions

Seat count

200, 273, 347, 1089, 2255

Construction type

Mixed

Theatre type

Arts center, Drama theatre, Flexible theatre, Multipurpose theatre, Children's theatre

Services

Feasibility study, programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2006

Venue website

overturecenter.org

Credit: Theatre Projects
Credit: Theatre Projects
Overture Center for the Arts
Credit: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

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